What is Taking Initiative? Leann Schneider April 11, 2018 20:52 Follow Taking Initiative is defined as: Proactively and assertively contributing, surpassing expectations, and developing oneself. It is one of the competencies in the talent Execution. Related articles What is Setting Challenging Goals? What are the Plum Talents? What is Execution? What is Persuasion? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.